East Bank Trail

HARD 12 reviews

East Bank Trail is a 34.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Marblemount, Washington that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

34.4 miles
5019 feet
Out & Back

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Directions from Ross Dam: Travel eastward on Highway 20 4 miles to the Eastbank Trailhead. Park your car at this trailhead and shuttle back to Ross Dam if you are using a water taxi to make a southward hike on the trail.

2 days ago

Backpacked out to Roland Creek campground (about 7 miles in) and back, pretty unimpressive to be honest. It starts out pretty nice, but fades to generic green tunnel with no vantages, distinctive features, or anything of note really for the majority of the hike, although Roland Creek itself at the end is nice.

That said, it looks like the trail might get a bit better if you go a bit farther than I did.

3 days ago

Backpacked to Rainbow Point. Goes through a lot of forest but it’s worth it

1 month ago

Great early season trail. Lots of down trees but nothing too gnarly. Don’t blow your ACL

Saturday, April 19, 2014

You can arrange to have a water taxi pick you up at the north end of the trail and take you back near the trail head if you don't want to do the roundtrip. My wife and I hiked 32 miles out over 3 days then used the taxi for a quick return. Very isolated. Beautiful views with flat terrain.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

This is rated difficult only because of the length I'm sure. It's a very flat hike. One section is carved right out of the side of the cliff and is right over the lake--just beautiful. I wanted to do Desolation Peak as well, but got rained out. For the story and pics go to http://kellbell-whywouldanyonereadthis.blogspot.com/2013/06/east-bank-trail-ross-lake-part-one.html

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I didn't expect snow record season of 2011 would prevent us to do any summit hike. East bank trail was the best option to avoid any snow. The view was amazing. On any vista point you get to see full snow capped mountains across the lake. The only problem I had is the high traffic of motor boat. It was really annoying to hear the noise.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Loved this hike!!! We hiked from the east bank trail head up to lightning creek. The views were absolutely amazing and camping on the beach in seclusion was exactly what my heart craved. We saw lots of wild life and the further up the trail we got, we saw less and less people to where it was just us. Everyone must try this hike! :)

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